The header of the abstract of my thesis is the header of the previous section, Abbreviations, it should be "Abstract" instead of "Abbreviations", but I don't know how to fix it. Here is the latex code of my thesis:

% !TeX spellcheck = en_CA












saidphdthesis is the style file that includes all the settings of the thesis.

Any help would be more than welcome.

  • What Peter said, plus we have no idea what's inside saidphdthesis. If we are going to help you'll need to post something that shows the problem, is minimal, and is selfcontained so others can copy and test as is. Here we have to guess and thus we cannot help
    – daleif
    Apr 22, 2018 at 19:59

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What you have done is a mystery wrapped up in \include{file} where we have no idea what is in the various files. Try debugging it yourself by replacing each \include{file} by the first few lines of the file (no need to go beyond {chapter2}, also just keep the \tableofcontents* but not the other listof.... Also replace the first \pagenumbering{roman} by \frontmatter and the first \pagenumbering{arabic} by \mainmatter. You would do well to consider providing an MWE of the edited code.

Check the memoir documentation (> texdoc memoir) for the effects of \frontmatter and \mainmatter.


I solved the problem by including the following line at the end of abstract.tex:

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    Erh, memoirs own abstract env does not write to the headers. If you had shown what was in the abstract file you might have gotten help faster
    – daleif
    Apr 23, 2018 at 5:08

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